The 2012 Hospital & Healthcare Security & Safety Conference provided a fantastic opportunity to network with hospital security managers, OH&S unit coordinators, senior nursing and management staff of hospital departments. We decided to update the name of the 2013 conference to Safe & Secure Hospitals based on suggestions we received from industry.
In the lead-up to the 2013 event, held on the 24th and 25th October in Sydney, we have made some of the most insightful presentations from last year available for viewing and download.
Are You Being Asked to Cut Costs While You Increase Productivity?
This session will discuss how to effectively align your hospital security program in the following areas in a manner which promotes:
The session will discuss how to integrate these areas from the beginning – starting with your initial security assessment – so that you balance officer response with technology, security needs with business goals, expenditures with ROI, an open/inviting facility with area control and protection
Areas covered will include:
Expected Outcomes – Participants will have:
Lisa Pryse, President-Elect, IAHSS and President, ODS Healthcare and Chief of Company Police
What is the Forensic Hospital?
The Forensic Hospital provides specialist mental health care for mentally ill patients who have been in contact with the criminal justice system and high risk civil patients. The patient demographic consists of those found not guilty by reason of mental illness, those unfit to plead, mentally disordered offenders or those at risk of offending.
This session will discuss:
Roman Katz, Security Manager, The Forensic Hospital, Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network (NSW)
Integrating the Key Components of Healthcare Security
Security Services, Occupational Violence Prevention and Crime Prevention are all key aspects of a healthcare security plan.
Too often we see the different components separated by service-lines or in some cases they do not exist at all.
Historically, healthcare security has been a reactive response to a known risk. Initiating Occupational Violence Prevention and Crime Prevention programs into the existing security plan can produce results.
This session will discuss the benefits of integrating these three essential components of healthcare security into one plan; the issues, the outcomes and the future direction.
Peter King, Manager, Security & Occupational Violence Prevention Service, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital
Security Audits and Security Risk Assessments
Security audits and security risk assessments are a mandatory requirement under AS 4485 parts 1 & 2 and remain the vital platform to identify and mitigate security risks.
This session will explore:
Richard Murrie, Managing Director, Loss Prevention Group of Australia
Change Management and Dealing with Cultural Change
Cathie O’Neill, Managing Director, Quorus
Post Christchurch Earthquake 18 Months on – Effects to the Hospital, Security Services, Mental Health Admissions and more
Shaun Evans, Security Operations Manager, Canterbury District Health Board
Violence No Longer Stops Outside the Doors to the Hospital!
Violence erupts in the waiting rooms and patient treatment areas. How can Emergency Departments and other hospital departments of any size ensure their staff has the confidence to secure their space, diffuse violent disruptions and create a balanced approach to patient-focused care and personal safety?
Facilitated by: Lisa Pryse, President-Elect IAHSS and President, ODS Healthcare and Chief of Company Police